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Queen Elizabeth II in a Norman Hartnell gown. Paris, April 1957 Gown decorated with the flowers of France and large gold bees (Napoleonic emblem). Worn to the state dinner hosted by President René Coty at the Elysée Palace, and then a visit to the Opera. Elizabeth Ii, Royal Fashion, 1950s Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Vintage Gowns, Vintage Outfits, Vintage Clothing, Beautiful Gowns, Beautiful Outfits

Ceremonial gown, by Norman Hartnell, 1957, at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Designed specially for Queen Elizabeth II's state visit to Paris, April 8-11th, 1957. Decorated with French motifs, including the flowers of France and large gold bees, the emblem of Napoleon. Worn to the state dinner on the first night (Monday 8th April), hosted by President René Coty at the Elysée Palace, followed by a visit to the Opéra (see black-and-white photo, courtesy of romanbenedikhanson on Flickr).

Worn by Queen Maud of Norway for her Coronation - 1906 Princess Maud of Wales (Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria; 26 November 1869 – 20 November was Queen of Norway. Royal Crowns, Royal Tiaras, Tiaras And Crowns, Royal Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry, Norwegian Royalty, Elizabethan Era, Victoria And Albert Museum, Crown Jewels

The British Museum and the Victoria and Albert

Descriptions of The British Museums and the V&A, two of London's best free museumsalong with the fabulous treasure you can find in them.

Home Decor Objects : Illustration Description [Victorian Gothic revival tall cabinet, England, Museum no. Victorian Furniture, Victorian Decor, Victorian Gothic, Victorian Homes, Antique Furniture, Medieval Furniture, Victorian Interiors, Rustic Furniture, Modern Furniture

V&A · Arts and Crafts

Inspired by the reformist passion of figures such as William Morris and John Ruskin, the Arts and Crafts movement had a huge effect on Victorian society. Its advocates looked to history and to the countryside to counteract the damaging effects of industrial production, developing a quietly revolutionary new take on domestic design.

Early century German Pomander at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London by ava Renaissance Jewelry, Ancient Jewelry, Antique Jewelry, Gold Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry, Vintage Lockets, Jewellery Box, Metal Jewelry, Vintage Silver

Pomander | Unknown | V&A Explore The Collections

Pomander, of gold openwork, enamelled in pale-blue and white, decorated and hung with pearls, probably German, early 17th century

The wedding suit made for King James II (front). James II's marriage suit, England, Wool embroidered with silver & silver-gilt thread, lined with red silk. The Victoria and Albert Museum. 17th Century Clothing, 17th Century Fashion, Historical Costume, Historical Clothing, Baroque Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Marriage Suits, Vintage Outfits, Period Outfit

Ethics in Action - Conservation of King James II's Wedding Suit

In 1995 the Victoria and Albert Museum acquired a suit made for King James II of England to wear at his wedding to Mary of Modena.

Topaz and Rock Crystal Bodice Ornament, circa 1770 Large rhinestones are perfectly acceptable as long as they are a central focus point! Décor Antique, Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry, Modern Jewelry, Fine Jewelry, Jewellery, Jewelry Accessories, Jewelry Design, Crystal Fashion

Stalking the Belle Époque

Join me on my search for all things fine, gracious, grand and glorious. We are awash in rudeness, garishness and sloth. Together, let's look for the beautiful things that still remain. Yes, we'll focus quite a lot on The Victorian and the Edwardian. However, our goal is to find the beauty that seems to be missing in all aspects of our lives. Maybe, together, we can start a new Belle Époque.

 Cartier Tiara c. Cartier Tiara c. Child and Child Plique a Jour Tiara Wilson Winged Chalcedony and Rock Crystal Tiara Victoria & Albert Museum Collection. Cartier Aquamarine and Diamond Tiara c. Royal Crowns, Tiaras And Crowns, Lovers Knot Tiara, Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry, Ancient Jewelry, Art Du Monde, Diamond Tiara, Gold Tiara

Diadem | Castellani | V&A Explore The Collections

Antique Tiara, Italy (19th c.; made by Alessandro Castellani; pearls, glass, enamel, gold). © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Fan Place of origin: France (made) Date: mid century (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Mother of pearl, pierced, carved and gilded Museum number: Antique Fans, Vintage Fans, Vintage Antiques, Hand Held Fan, Hand Fans, Objets Antiques, Elegante Y Chic, Fan Decoration, Parasol

Fan | Unknown | V&A Explore The Collections

Brisé fan in mother of pearl, pierced and carved; made in France, 1800-1850

Mirror Place of origin: Genoa (city), Italy (made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Trumeau Mirror, Ornate Mirror, Old Mirrors, Vintage Mirrors, Vintage Wood, Mirror Mirror, Shabby Chic Mirror, Mirror Plates, Home Decor Mirrors

Mirror | Unknown | V&A Explore The Collections

A pier glass of rococo form and ornament, consisting of a single, shaped plate, framed by smaller border plates with engraved ornament, set between carved and gilded pinewood framing sections.

Afternoon dress, ca 1785 England, the Victoria & Albert Museum “ In the and printed cotton fabrics began to replace silk in popularity for women’s gowns. The material of this gown has a dotted ground and is printed in a repeating pattern. 18th Century Dress, 18th Century Costume, 18th Century Clothing, 18th Century Fashion, Antique Clothing, Historical Clothing, Historical Costume, Historical Dress, Vintage Dresses

Old Rags

Fashion history blog run by Katie, 21/f/NC, studying art history at UNC Charlotte. *** Twitter version *** Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence *** Find me at: 23 Skidoo! DeviantART *** Click "browse" to find whatever it is you're looking for.

Amsterdam (made) early century Van Ceulen, Oosterwyk (watchmaker)Watch at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London Steampunk Pocket Watch, Pocket Watch Antique, Vintage Accessories, Vintage Jewelry, Art Du Monde, Old Pocket Watches, Instruments, Antique Watches, Amsterdam Netherlands

Watch | Van Ceulen, Oosterwyk | V&A Explore The Collections

Silver watch, signed 'A Osterwyk Van Ceulen, Amsterdam', with a casemaker's mark 'PI', Holland, early 18th century

Design for woven silk, by Anna Maria Garthwaite. London, En (c)Victoria and Albert Museum, London Textile Patterns, Textile Prints, Flower Patterns, Print Patterns, Anna Maria Garthwaite, Pattern Design, Print Design, 18th Century Costume, Floral Printables

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Community Post: 30 Elsa Schiaparelli Creations That Inspired "Hunger Games" Costume Design Elsa Schiaparelli, 1930s Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Vintage Style, 1930s Style, High Fashion, Hunger Games Costume, Italian Fashion Designers, Embroidery Fashion

Circus | Elsa Schiaparelli | V&A Explore The Collections

Evening jacket of wool, designed by Schiaparelli, Paris, February 1938. (Circus collection)

Charles Frederick Worth Wedding Dress of Silk Satin Lace Net Imitation Pearls & Velvet. Paris Charles Frederick Worth Wedding Dress of Silk Satin Lace Net Imitation Pearls & Velvet. Victorian Gown, Victorian Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Gothic Fashion, 1880s Fashion, Vintage Outfits, Vintage Gowns, Beautiful Wedding Gowns, Beautiful Dresses

Victorian Wedding Theme

My husband brought home an old in fantastic shape newspaper from June 14, 1937. It was retrieved from a home currently being remodeled. It's enormous and interesting. The front page is full of celebrations, tragedies, "bandits" as well as sweet stories and announcements...